I had a bad experience to buy a shoes at subway station - 10,000 won for 1 pair of shoes. Normally some subway stations at Seoul have shops selling cheap stuff like shoes, clothes, Daiso 1000won shop and etc.
I bought one pair of shoes on 6th June 2009, at wangsimni station, after my visit to Malaysia House.
I bought this pair of open-toe shoes to welcome summer. Thus, I wore it to church on Sunday. Just one afternoon, the shoes became like this:
The shoes of 10,000 won really cannot stand long! Such a bad experience.
Thus, I bought a new pair of shoes in our neighbourhood. I become wiser this time, by considering:
- price should neither be too cheap nor too expensive
- the shop provides after sales service
- the shop is trustable as it is in our neighbourhood for a period of time (Korea has a lot of temporary sales - rent a shop and sell things)
- the salesperson is kind
- comfortable to wear
- trendy and suit for both pants and skirts
Thus, I bought this gladiator sandals for my 2009 summer.
How do you think?
Anyway, it is not advisable to buy cheap shoes in subway area.